Rascal Flatts Sings National Anthem At Predators' Playoff Game

Aubrey Yates
April 16, 2018

Tyson Barrie gave the Avs a pair of assists but Jonathan Bernier allowed four goals on 32 shots. Nashville tied it 1-1 on a power-play goal - however fluke it appeared - before Viktor Arvidsson and Ryan Johansen each scored in 4-on-4 situations as the hosts took a 3-1 lead.

Fiala tied it with 3 seconds left on Nashville's first power play a minute into the second period. The Predators were ready to face the Colorado Avalanche in game one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Down a game after falling 5-2 to the Predators on Thursday, the Avalanche entered the game without another key player on the back end.

I mentioned a nice stop on Rantanen earlier... you knew the real Pekka Rinne was back when Rantanen took the puck at the Av's blueline, went straight down Broadway and split the Preds defensemen with a simply gorgeous rush that had goal written all over until the Eraser made a simply awesome toe save, preserving the tie late in the second period. The Avalanche had eight giveaways, this one resulting in a 4-2 Predators lead.

Avalanche defender Nikita Zadorov netted the first score of the game, hitting a shot over the left shoulder of Predators net minder Pekka Rinne at 13:24 in the first period. P.K. Subban and Mattias Ekholm each had two assists for Nashville, which has won 12 consecutive over the Avalanche. Yet the Predators rallied again to take their first 2-0 lead when starting a best-of-seven series in their own building.

"It's always a little nervous going into the first game", winger Filip Forsberg told reporters after the game. There were plenty of positives to take from tonight's game, but against an elite team, the Avalanche can't afford to make any mistakes.

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Logan Couture had a goal and an assist, Martin Jones made 28 saves and San Jose excelled on the road again, beating Anaheim to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Now they are heading home for the next two games where they will be hoping to even the series.

- It was old home day as former Preds Gabriel Bourque, Colin Wilson and Sam Girard were all in the lineup for Colorado. The first one is named Gill... the second one is named Ben... after Big Ben Butzbach, a fitting tribute to one of the Preds biggest fans. We are back to our normal Wednesday night 7pm timeslot.

Many believe the best hockey is yet to be played.

Columbus' acquisition of Panarin was one of the great moves of the offseason.

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